Poland is one of the main breeding regions of birds in Europe.
Regular visitors of Africa and the Middle East
Every year many species fly away for the winter to warmer countries in Africa (Crane, heron, swallow, stork). The maximum length of the route can exceed 10 thousand km!
World wide network
They join nearly 4,000 species of seasonally migrating birds. That’s nearly 40% of all birds in the world.
Poland & Poles
Polonia is the popular name for Poles and people of Polish heritage who live outside Poland.
Not only in Europe
The majority of Poles living in Europe reside in Germany, France, Belarus, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. But Poles are present in many different countries, not only in Europe, but all around the world.
Sixth diaspora in the world
In total, there are 18–20 million Poles and people of Polish origin living on all continents.
Every 5 years the most prominent young pianists from all around the world fly to Poland to take part in the Chopin Competition.
In 2015, the streaming of the final round was watched by 30 million people from 118 countries.
The Asian Chopin the most spectacular one
In 1980 the Vietnamese Dang Thai Son was the first pianist from Asia to achieve the competition’s Gold Medal. In the finale he played with an orchestra for the first time in his life.
The Witcher is a series of fantasy novels created by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The lead hero is Geralt of Rivia who appears for the first time in a 1986 short story titled “The Last Wish.”
In 2007 the Witcher has been readapted into a computer game by an up-and-coming gaming studio CD Projekt RED. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt became a global gaming phenomenon and one of the best role-playing games of all time.
The Witcher universe finally expanded in 2019 into a 8-episode TV series produced by Netflix. The show was one of the most successful Netflix original productions.
A long tradition of looking at the sky
The best known Polish astronomer is Nicolaus Copernicus. However, in modern times, Polish scientists are involved in astronomical projects that span all over the world.
Polish telescopes are located in many observatories all around the world. Three telescopes in Poland are part of the LOFAR (Low-Frequency-Array) — a large radio telescope international network.
OGLE is the key Polish astronomical project which studies the sky variability for almost 30 years. ALMA is currently the largest telescope in the world. Its purpose is to study star formation, molecular clouds and the early Universe.
How we inspire the world
Creativity inspired by nature
These five chapters correspond to the five zones of the Poland Pavilion, and to the motto of Poland's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai: Poland: “Creativity inspired by nature.”
Explore the richness and variety of Polish nature, and our country's appeal for tourists.
Slow leisure, active lifestyle ... or perhaps you're seeking extraordinary places? You'll find all of that and more in Poland.
The Poland Pavilion's main installation is “The Polish Table.” Inspired by the symbolism of the Polish table, it's a place where people and stories can meet. It's a unique work of art, created from the raw materials characteristic of our country.
Ceramics are based on clay and glaze. When the clay is dry, you start glazing, and then put it in the oven to transform. The entire process involved a number of people.
Copper and silver
Poland is ranked among the countries that hold the largest anticipated economic resources of silver and copper, respectively. Moreover, Poland is a leading producer of electrolytic copper, and a leader in silver production.
Glass and wood
Glass and wood are closely connected in the production of blown glass. Wood serves as a cover during the blowing process, protecting the newly forming work of art.
Discover spectacular Polish successes in business, science, culture and tourism.
See the achievements of various expressions of Polish innovation. Poland is home to recognizable and renowned brands, attractive both on the domestic market and to customers around the world.
Meet the regional and institutional partners of Poland Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The Poland Pavilion's temporary exhibition space is devoted to exhibitions prepared by Poland's regions and institutional partners. Meet our partners and learn how they interpret the motto of our presence at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The Łódź region lies in central Poland. Its capital is the multicultural and modern city of Łódź. In 2017, Łódź became part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, and was also named a UNESCO City of Film. Lonely Planet named Łódź the 2nd Best Value Destination for 2019.
The Lubuskie region is Poland's most densely forested, and is rich in natural attractions — including a national park, historic buildings (like Łagów Castle), and former military sites. The region has two capitals: Zielona Góra and Gorzów Wielkopolski.
The Christmas wafer
Made of flour and water, the Christmas wafer is embossed with a religious image. At a Polish Christmas celebration, each person receives a wafer. Before sitting down to eat, they share pieces of it with everyone else, accompanied by good wishes. The tradition is linked to the breaking of bread at the Last Supper.
Let us guide you through narratives, based on the themes that distinguish Poland in the international arena.